Chelsea and Manchester United have been dealt a huge transfer blow with the news that Fiorentina star Juan Cuadrado is just 'details' away from signing a new deal at the club.
The Express reports that the Colombia international, who had a superb World Cup in the summer, caught the eye of the Premier League duo after his impressive performances for his country in Brazil, but he is set to commit his future to the Serie 'A' club, despite the heavy interest.
Manchester United were desperate to land the winger over the summer, but no formal move materialised as they turned their attentions to Angel Di Maria instead, but it's believed they were still monitoring Cuadrado ahead of the January transfer window.
The English duo are both scouting the Colombian and were even prepared to spend £32 million on the 26-year-old, but those chances look like they are all-but over with the news of a new contract.
Fiorentina manager, Vincenzo Guerini, has revealed the news that Cuadrado is closing in on a new deal at the club, which would see him decline a chance to join the Premier League.
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Guerini was full of praise for the winger, saying his attitude has been superb despite the continuous transfer talks linking him with a move away from the Serie A.
“Cuadrado’s attitude has been exemplary during this process,” Guerini said.
“There are [just a few] details [on the new deal]. Both the club and player have expressed a willingness to continue together.
“It’s only fair that he wants to win things. Until two years ago, nobody wanted to join Fiorentina, now the situation has reversed. The club know what to do.”
The 26-year-old joined Fiorentina from Udinese back in 2012, and since then, has gone on to make 72 league appearances for the club, scoring 17 goals along the way.